The oil company is fully owned and controlled by the Saudi
government, though, gasp, the magazine is published and printed in
Texas. And, we all know that all sorts of undesirable things can come from
As far as I know it is not available on line.
In the publishing info it states:
"*Saudi Aramco World* is distributed without charge, upon
request, to a limited number of interested readers"
I would recommend a letter simply decribing yourself as
interested in Middle Eastern cultures to:
Saudi Aramco World
Many of their images are on line at
It is an excellent magazine. The issue which I referred
to had articles on:
1) the recurved bow of the Middle Eastern cavalry
3) The Nonya Cuisine of Malaysia
4) An article on a star in the Arab-Euro pop
Every issue contains suggestions for reading on the Middle
East, seperate suggestions for teachers and students and a large listing of
world wide cultural and museum exhibits on the Middle East. For instance,
there is currently an exhibit in Dusseldorf, Germany concerning "German History
and the Conflict in the MIddle East"